It’s been non-stop at the Hotel and The Three Wishes over the past few months, I haven’t had a moment to catch my breath, but as the Chef the things that are keeping me busy are exactly what you strive for.
We opened the brand new alfresco Bistro with a new menu which we also serve in the Conservatory Restaurant. We’ve had over 20 beautiful weddings spread throughout the summer months, my youngest trainee Ben, has been crowned South West Chef of the Year, and I’ve begun writing a weekly recipe column for our local paper the Western Gazette in addition to my column in the Sherborne Community Times, both of which give me a great opportunity to talk about my favourite subject brilliant local food producers!
As we move towards the final days of summer things don’t show too much sign of slowing down either. In the kitchen we are busy working on new menus for autumn and we are looking forward to our Autumn Supper Club on 3rd September. Our seasonal Supper Clubs have been a great success, and they provide a real showcase for some of the fantastic flavours and produce we have locally.
The seven course Autumn Supper Club menu includes warm Poyntington, portabello custard with late summer truffle, Vulscombe goats’ cheese with marinated vegetables and for dessert, set tonka bean cream with foraged rosehips. I will also be serving something that most people will not have tried. Think wild, foraged, plentiful and meaty. I am prepared for controversy and plenty of comments, but I am convinced people will be very surprised. Come along and find out for yourself and tell me what you think!
To find out more about the Supper Clubs or to book a table simply call 01935 813131.